Simon Murray, CBE
Simon Murray is currently Executive Chairman of GEMS and a Board Director of the Orient Overseas (International) Ltd., Wing Tai Properties Ltd., Greenheart
Group Limited, IRC Limited, Spring Asset Management Limited and China LNG Group Ltd. He has previously served on boards and held advisory positions
with a number of companies including Hutchison Whampoa (CEO), Cheung Kong, Vodafone, General Electric, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC),
Glencore International (Chairman) and Essar Energy plc (Vice Chairman). He continues to serve on the advisory board of Lightbridge Corporation (USA),
and is a member of the International Advisory Council of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (PRC).
Simon was a soldier in the French Foreign Legion for five years - an experience he wrote about in his best-selling autobiography Legionnaire.
On leaving the Foreign Legion in 1965, he moved to the Far East working for Jardine Matheson for fourteen years before leaving to start his own company Davenham Investments, a project advisory company. Amongst many high profile assignments, Davenham represented Mitsui in the Singapore Mass Transit Railway project. In 1984, Davenham was acquired by Li Ka-Shing and Simon became the Group Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa. During his ten years at Hutchison Whampoa, Simon oversaw the acquisition of Hong Kong Electric and negotiated the acquisition of Husky Oil. Whilst CEO of Hutchison Whampoa, the group founded the mobile phone company, Orange, turning it into a global brand which was ultimately sold to Mannesmann for US$33 billion.
From 1994 to 1998 Simon was the Executive Chairman of the Deutsche Bank Group in Asia before establishing his own company GEMS, a mid-sized investment group operating across Asia.
Simon has been awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by H.M. The Queen, and the Order of Merit of the French Republic and is a “Chevalier de La Legion d’Honneur”. He holds an Honorary Degree in law from Bath University and attended the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) in the US.
Stephen Edward Bradley has extensive international experience in both government and business; in 2009 he retired from a 26 year career in the British Diplomatic Service during which he served in several senior positions including First Secretary at the British Embassy in Tokyo, Commercial Counsellor in Paris, Minster and Deputy Head of Mission in Beijing and Consul General in Hong Kong; he also spent time in business, including spells in aircraft leasing and fund management. Since 2009 he has returned to the private sector, as Senior Representative (China) Grosvenor Ltd. (2009-2013), Special Advisor to the CEO, Rio Tinto Ltd (2010- 2012) and Senior Consultant, ICAP (Asia) Ltd (2011 – present). Mr Bradley is currently a Director of Husky Energy (Canada), a Director of Swire Properties Ltd. (Hong Kong), Vice Chairman of Wanlian Development (Beijing) and Deputy Chairman of 21st Century Online English Education Co. Ltd (Beijing). He studied Oriental Studies at Balliol College, Oxford University in 1980 and post-graduate at Fudan University, Shanghai. He is a Member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and an ICD.D with the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.
Tariq is well-known in the financial markets for applying securitisation technology to operating assets to create long-dated funding structures or as a means of acquisition finance. Since 2004, he has run a family-owned private equity firm, Morningstar Capital, which acquired the once venerable Compañía de Filipinas (Spain) to create CdF International Group (Netherlands). As Chairman, he helped grow the business significantly before it was acquired by Hail & Cotton (USA) where he remains a Board Director. Previously, he was Head of Securitisation and Asset Finance at Nomura (London), Global Head of Securitisation at ABN AMRO (London), and Managing Director at S&P (New York). Tariq served as a Non-Executive Director of Majid Al Futtaim Properties (Dubai) and was Chairman of the Audit Committee. Tariq trained as a lawyer and briefly practised law at a major New York law firm. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School where he is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, and received an MBA from New York University.
Remy Klammers has spent his entire career in leading investment banks, pioneering Structured Products and Trading Risk across the globe. After starting
his career with BNP Paribas, he moved to Goldman Sachs where he became a Partner at the age of 34 while leading trading operations in Japan and London.
He joined Lehman Brothers Tokyo, and then moved to Singapore to take up role as Global Head of FICC for Standard Chartered Bank Plc where he was responsible
for significant revenue generation. In 2009, Remy was awarded the Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional certification in Financial
Markets (now renamed IBF Distinguished Fellow) by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF). Remy holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering
from Imperial College in London and an Engineering Degree from Ecole Superieure d’Electricite (Supelec) in France.
Kim Rosenkilde is a seasoned finance industry executive, having operated in all major jurisdictions with significant management, revenue and regulatory oversight. Kim started his career on the fixed income trading floor of Copenhagen Stock exchange, before moving to London with Danske Bank. A long tenure at Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch in senior trading positions led to a Head of Markets functions with ABN AMRO in London and New York, before being appointed Country Manager of Japan, resulting in a turnaround that won the branch the coveted award “Country of the Year”. ICAP Plc. took Kim to Singapore, initially as CEO for Asia, and subsequently Chairman of the joint venture between CFETS and ICAP Plc. in China. Kim is an Alumnus of London Business School and Harvard Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
A seasoned Finance Director & C-Suite Executive with over 15 years of extensive global experience in defining and leading financial strategies for multi-million dollar organisations ;often involving M&A and Transitional Management. Possessing proven financial analysis and operations acuity, along with deep knowledge of financial markets and technology-driven trading solutions.Paul develops robust financial systems to effectively enhance reporting, budgeting, and strategic planning in order to optimise company value, maximise cash flow, minimise costs and mitigate risks. Accomplished in structuring commercially viable partnerships and negotiating transactions and influencing key stakeholders, Paul comes with documented evidence of improving operations, impacting business growth and maximising profits through contributions in financial management and operational improvements. Consistently striving to align enterprise needs to deliver to critical stakeholders, Paul comes with a strong history of assembling, training and leading large global teams. Paul was CFO in ICAP Plc where he managed the APAC finance function for 26 legal entities across 8 countries. Prior to that, Paul worked over 10 years in accounting and management functions for various organizations globally.
Chief Technology Officer
Derek Groothuis has two decades of experience in technology, most of which has been in the finance industry. After spending the first half of his career developing software in a number of different fields, Derek led several teams at Citadel and Bank of America in Chicago. Derek’s longest tenure was at DRW Trading, where as Chief Software Officer he co-managed the rapid growth of the firm’s technology team as DRW transitioned into one of the top technology-based trading firms in the world. Derek also led the formation of DRW's Venture Capital group, and remains an active member of Chicago’s venture and start-up community.